Supportive Adjustment for Multiple Sclerosis (saMS): an eight-week CBT programme manual

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Moss-Morris, Rona; Dennison, Laura; Chalder, Trudie
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Date of publication
1 December 2010
Health Services, Disabled people
Social welfare
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This manual was written to guide an eight-week cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme – for people with MS working with a health care professional trained in CBT. CBT is a type of therapy that involves looking at how thoughts, actions and feelings relate to each other. This manual was designed for a randomised controlled trial of CBT for adjustment to early stage MS (within 10 years of diagnosis) funded by the MS Society. The trial was called the saMS trial (Supportive Adjustment for MS). The manual can be read by people with MS and health professionals, but in order for it to be used as an effective therapy, it should act as a guide for a client with MS to work with a qualified therapist. It is written for both the person with MS and the therapist. Therapists should be people skilled in the use of CBT.